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Basic Tomato Sauce


Nutrition Facts per serving: 

Servings: 6 servings 

Serving Size: 1/4 cup


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes, (seeds removed and chopped) OR 1 can (14 ½ oz), peeled tomatoes (chopped)
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh basil (chopped) OR
  • 1 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until soft.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, black pepper, salt, and sugar. If using dried basil, add it here as well.
  5. Cook 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in tomato paste and cook another 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Add the fresh basil during the last 3-4 minutes of cooking.

Please note that the nutrition facts can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and the cooking methods applied. It’s always a good idea to double-check the nutritional information based on the actual products you use

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